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Ramser-Young '88 among fellow Webster grads on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day

May 19, 2017

The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Airport CEO André Schneider is Geneva Commencement Speaker

April 14, 2017

André Schneider, chief executive officer of Geneva Airport, will be the speaker at the 2017 Webster University Geneva graduation ceremony on May 13. Throughout his career Schneider has led and developed advisory projects related to many important issues around sustainable development, from energy to mobility and finance. "Our students will enjoy and benefit from his experience and insights into the professional world," said Webster Geneva director Clementina Acedo.

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Webster’s 97th Commencement ceremonies take place on Saturday, May 7

2017 Commencement: Staff, Faculty Bus Schedule May 12-13

April 06, 2017

Webster University’s 98th Commencement ceremonies take place on Saturday, May 13, in St. Louis at the historic outdoor amphitheater, The Muny in Forest Park. There will be bus transport on Friday, May 12, for faculty and staff participating in Commencement rehearsal. On Saturday, May 13, chartered buses will also be available to transport Commencement staff and participating faculty to and from campus. There is no formal sign-up required to ride the buses on either day.

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General Paul Selva will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 28, 2017

Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.

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Savoring the moment at Commencement 2016

Commencement Video: Students, Faculty Savoring the Moment

May 11, 2016

"Surreal." "Fabulous." "So, so happy." "This is the day I've been waiting for." Those are the words of Webster students -- now alumni -- who walked at commencement last Saturday. And from the faculty who celebrated with them: "They just blossom." "I'm just so proud of them." "You get to know these kids so well, and for so long, to say goodbye at least temporarily is always sad, but to celebrate next to them is exciting." Hear those thoughts and more in this two-minute commencement video.

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